MPs to take funding concerns to secretary of state

West Sussex MPs will be meeting Damian Hinds, the new secretary of state for education, to discuss concerns about school funding.

Residents Marjorie, Patricia and Emily with some of the children

Filling the generation gap with art!

Toddlers from Copthorne Prep School have been enjoying arts and crafts with the older generation.

Tanbridge House School

School pays tribute to teenager killed at Barns Green level crossing

The headteacher of Tanbridge House School has paid tribute to a "kind, generous and caring" teenager, who died at the Barns Green level crossing at the weekend.

Bill Steele, Local Board member at Lindfield Primary Academy, with some of the children

Academies appeal for volunteers

Two Crawley academies are looking for volunteers to join their Local Boards.


Council wins appeal to transfer schools cash

West Sussex County Council is to transfer £2.2m of school funding to its high needs budget, despite opposition from headteachers.


Praise from Ofsted inspectors ‘quite humbling’ says headteacher

Ofsted has praised a headteacher’s “thoughtful and wise” leadership and the good quality of education at his school.

Crest Nicholson and Variety, the Childrens Charity, presented a Sunshine Coach to Manor Green Primary School

Sunshine Coach for special school

Manor Green Primary special school has been presented with a new minibus.

West Sussex County Council

Over 16s to be charged more for school transport

Over 16s who travel to school in transport organised by West Sussex County Council will have to pay more from September.

Headteachers campaigning in Downing Street

‘Fed up’ schools bill Treasury for £191m

West Sussex headteachers have billed the Treasury to the tune of £191,470,280.


Schools do well in new GCSE tables

West Sussex schools have performed well in the new GCSE league tables.
Yvonne and Peter Green in 1947

Eyewitness account of the bombing of Crawley Post Office in 1943

February 4 1943 was a dark day for the people of Crawley.

Headteacher Grahame Robson and some of the children of Manor Green

Special school: ‘We’ve got three years before we can’t do our job’

Headteachers at the county’s special schools have warned they face having to make “significant cuts” to tackle a funding shortfall.

West Sussex County Council

Fancy being a teacher? County organises recruitment fairs

West Sussex County Council has organised two school recruitment fairs.

John Hillier

John Hillier - Crawley Boxing Club legend

John Hillier, who died on December 30, was a legend at Crawley Boxing Club and modestly described himself as a “small cog” in the career of world champion Alan Minter. In 1998, he gave the following interview to the Crawley Observer.

Headteacher Fi Dowley and some of the children from The Brook School

Praise for school where children 'thrive'

Ofsted has praised The Brook School as a place where children “thrive and flourish”.

Solar farm

COUNTY NEWS: Solar farm work safe after Carillion collapse

The collapse of construction giant Carillion will not affect ongoing work on West Sussex solar farm projects, the county council has said.

Councillor Laura Moffatt with Michael Spencer, Luke Edrich, Benny Curry and Steven Moules. The boys were members of the 2nd Crawley Scouts and were off to Norway with a gift for the Scouts of Havrevn

Looking back at the smiling faces of 1993

Like most years, 1993 was something of a mixed bag.


Clearing up after the floods of 1968

Storm Eleanor did her furious best to give 2018 a seriously soggy start – but her efforts have been nothing when compared to the storm of September 1968.

WorthLess? campaign

Headteachers appeal to MPs over school funding formula

Headteachers have called on MPs to echo West Sussex County Council and declare the government’s school funding formula “not fit for purpose”.

Bewbush Academy has maintained its 'good' rating from Ofsted

New head’s pride as school is rated ‘good’

Ofsted has praised the “rapid improvements” made at The Bewbush Academy since the appointment of a new headteacher.

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